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Legos

The Lego Vortex

We have dabbled in Legos, testing the waters to see if the boys are interested or ready for it. Now that the boys are a bit older and on the precipice of kindergarten, their dad has lost his ever-loving mind. He says it’s for the kids, but he’s lying to himself, God and everyone. He’s […]

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Start Your Summer with Hoffman Academy Piano Lessons

Portland Moms Blog partnered with Hoffman Academy to bring you the information in this sponsored post. We think you’ll love their online (or offline!) piano programs and the special summer discount!Some piano teachers take the summer off. Not Mr. Hoffman! Summer vacation is the perfect time to start piano lessons with Hoffman Academy. Here are […]

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Mothering, Unmoored

One of the last things my mother said to me before she died is that I was a good mom. I hold on to this thought when things become unhinged. By that, I mean, when I become unhinged. Before our loss, my mother was many things; courageous, funny, alarmingly thrifty, but the one thing she […]

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The ABCs of Motherhood

Motherhood is different things to different people. It is also different things at different times to these same people. One minute a frustration, the other a burst of laughter. Missed sleep, lost toys, and money spent on things that end up in the trash. But every day and everywhere motherhood is a blessing, a joy, […]

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